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Designing your company.
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I'm a game designer, which means that my preferred space is taking systems of interaction apart and reorganising them to be fun. So when I wrote the business plan for my own company, I took the…Continue

Tags: emergent, design, plan, business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danny Day Jan 17, 2011.

 

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Danny Day commented on Roger Norton's blog post Local developer community 'at tipping point'
"Don't forget the local game development community! The Make Games Cape Town meetup happens every last Wednesday of the month - oh wow, that's TODAY! CT is super active in terms of game development. Besides filling a room with 30+ artists,…"
Feb 27, 2013
Danny Day replied to Vinny Lingham's discussion Seed Funding in South Africa/Silicon Cape
"It sounds like the goal here is actually to change the existing culture around startups and funding in CT. That's why the numbers, right? Spawn a ton of businesses, hype the ones that survive, create a different perception of entrepreneurship…"
Jun 5, 2012
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Apr 14, 2011
Adrian Frielinghaus commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"@Danny yes we're the Moonbase guys. DD could work on MXit. We should meet for a coffee sometime :)   1. Well... getting a loan is usually a different process altogether, and seldom works for high-risk ventures like this, unless you…"
Apr 13, 2011
Peter van der Watt commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"  If you wanted to stick with trying to get project financing perhaps looking at film councils or some such might be a good place to start (although I didn't have much luck with this in the eastern cape)   SPII have recently changed…"
Apr 13, 2011
Danny Day commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"Ah, now we're talking :)   @Peter: We actually met the Indie Fund team at the IGF when they revealed their initial crop of games. I'd just applied a few days before we flew off to the US, too close to the conference for it to have…"
Apr 13, 2011
Peter van der Watt commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"this might also be of use if you haven't come across it yet.   http://indie-fund.com/    "
Apr 13, 2011
Peter van der Watt commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"    Howzit Danny,   firstly congratz on the IGF win! And DD is an addictive little monster that won't stay quite for very long before it needs replaying.   Secondly, I've read the plan a few times now and each time it…"
Apr 13, 2011
Adrian Frielinghaus commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"Hi Danny Congratulations on the game, it's a really good piece of work. I've read the business plan once and here are my comments. [For context I worked at Naspers for 10 years doing business plans and similar work in various digital…"
Apr 13, 2011
Simon de la Rouviere commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"I think in that case, it would be best to have 2 copies. One that piques the interest and if investors are more interested, then give them the bigger business plan with more info?"
Apr 13, 2011
Danny Day commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"@Rene I've been through hundreds of business plan articles, guides and helpers. That's helped me get this initial framework document. What I'd like now is feedback on this, for instance: Is this simple enough, or am I leaving out…"
Apr 13, 2011
Rene Truter commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"Hi Danny - I'm not sure if you've seen my website, the SME Toolkit South Africa. It has a Business Plans category with guidelines for writing your Business Plan and even an article on preparing your Business Pitch. My quick tips would…"
Apr 13, 2011
Danny Day commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"@Simon The old plan had a lot of stuff like that in it, industry studies, examples, etc. Bloated it to 21 pages, it's one of the first things I cut in order to streamline for a loan application - how many more people feel it's important?"
Apr 13, 2011
Simon de la Rouviere commented on Danny Day's blog post Business plan crits, comments and feedback
"Hi Danny!   I've read through it quickly. Considering that indie game development is a relatively uncertain environment for most investors, it would be great to add more proof of just how big Desktop Dungeons is.   "180 000…"
Apr 13, 2011
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Business plan crits, comments and feedback

QCF is in the process of applying for a loan for the final push on Desktop Dungeons, so I've had to update our business plan. Seeing as our games benefit hugely from work-in-progress criticism, I thought I'd do the same thing for the plan itself. Is there any information missing that you'd expect from a…See More
Apr 13, 2011
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Global Game Jam - Cape Town at UCT Computer Science Department

January 28, 2011 at 5pm to January 30, 2011 at 4pm
 Games are a burgeoning tech industry that South Africa and Cape Town has yet to fully harness. The Global Game Jam is a great opportunity to foster this young industry with so much potential. Below is some more info on the actual event. More info can be found here:Local event: http://www.afrigraph.org/global-game-jam-2011Global info:…See More
Jan 25, 2011

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Game designer, community leader, IPreneur.
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Business plan crits, comments and feedback

QCF is in the process of applying for a loan for the final push on Desktop Dungeons, so I've had to update our business plan. Seeing as our games benefit hugely from work-in-progress criticism, I thought I'd do the same thing for the plan itself.

 

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Posted on April 13, 2011 at 13:35 — 11 Comments

Local game studio are Independant Games Festival double finalists!

Desktop Dungeons, by Cape Town indie studio QCF Design, has been nominated as an IGF finalist in two categories: Excellence in Design and the Seamus McNally Grand Prize.

... QCF's Desktop Dungeons, mashes rogue-like and puzzle-game play in a way "so fun and elegantly designed" that jurists didn't hesitate to…
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Posted on January 7, 2011 at 0:45 — 4 Comments

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At 14:45 on September 21, 2009, Danny Day said…
Me on Vuzu, talking about some Game.Dev xbox games: http://www.vuzu.tv/Play/Play.aspx?vid=2078
 
 
 

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